One of the top telecommunications services company in Uganda, Airtel Uganda has today the 19th of May launched data bundles that don’t expire.
According to their chief commercial officer, Mr. Amit Kapur, the bundles named “Chillax” have been introduced on the market basing on the fact that internet has become essential tool of communication in Uganda.
He said the lockdown that was brought by the outbreak of Covid19 forced many people to spend a lot of time on the internet for information and web based content.
“Students are now using internet to do distance learning, health and entertainment industry use the internet to extend services to people. We therefore decided to introduce data bundles that don’t expire.” Kapur said in a statement.
He explained that the new innovation aims at seeing that customers can use internet at their own pace without worrying about expiry time.
“With these bundles, you can use data for as long as it is available. The only way data gets expired is when it gets depleted.”
He said the company has a total of 2100 masts around the country and customers will enjoy their seamless 4G network using the new bundles that will be sold from 1.5 GB, 7 GB and 40 GB for Ug Shs 7,500, 25,000 and 100, 000 respectively.
In 2019, MTN Uganda was the first telecommunication company to introduce bundles that do not expire because customers were complaining about the small time given to them to consume their bundles.
The same year, East African Legislative Assembly Uganda representative, Dennis Namara, petitioned High court in Kampala over the expiry of data bundles by telecom companies.
Telecom companies didn’t wait for the case to be seen through. This is why Telecom companies in the East African community to roll out bundles that do not expire.